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2016 CBC Symposium Beer – Brotherly Suds, Ryebock Lager – Brewed at Sly Fox Brewing Company in conjunction with Flying Fish Brewing Company, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurants, Stoudts Brewing Company, Troegs Independent Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company and Yards Brewing Company.


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If you plan to attend the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Philadelphia this May and you’ve thought about advertising in or (or both) I’m available for meetings during the conference. Please email me, Banjo Bandolas, at or call 541-284-5500 to arrange a meeting.




Exhibitor Move-In 8am – 6pm


Beer is Food – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Course 8am – 5:30pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City

Tues Hospitalities


ASBC Lab in a Fishbowl – Two Sessions in Rm 114

Session 1: Yeast Cell Counting and Viability Measurement: 3pm– 4pm

Session 2: Measuring Wort Gravity Accurately: 4:30pm – 5:30pm


Bock and Bourbon @ The Twisted Tail  8pm – 10pm. 509 South 2nd St.


CBC Events at COEUR – 2SP + Bagby Brewing 5pm – 8th Street at Christian Street. Come meet Jeff Bagby of Bagby Brewing and Bob Barrar of 2SP (acclaimed barrel aged brewer) — two breweries headed by some of the most awarded brewers in GABF history! We’ll be tapping flagships along with specialty releases! Full draft list coming soon!


Craft Beer Wholesalers Symposium 9am – 4pm


First-time Attendee Orientation 5pm – 6pm, Independence Ballroom


Flying Dog Happy Hour @ Moriarty’s 6pm – 8pm. Moriarty’s Restaurant & Irish Pub 1116 Walnut St.


Green Flash & Alpine Food Pairing at Smokin’ Betty’s  6pm – 8pm. 116 S 11th St. Food Pairings with Green Flash & Alpine!


Micro Matic Draught Dispense Course 9am – 4pm.This course is open only to Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America® attendees. Morning coffee and lunch included. Limited capacity—register early!


What’s Brewing In Philly Tour – CBC Edition 12:00 pm – 5pm * 5pm – 10pm

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (Across from the convention center)


Welcome Reception at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 7pm – 9:30pm

*Separate ticket required (CBC Registration) 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Complimentary transportation located at the 12th Street Concourse of the convention center




BrewExpo America® Trade Show Opens  9am – 5pm


General Session I – Welcome/Keynote Address by Billy Beane 9:15am – 10:30am Official Conference Opening


Sponsored Demonstrations


Weds Hospitalities


CBC Events at COEUR  5pm. The Monreal Express Brasserie, Dunham + Trou du Diable + Dieu du Ciel – 8th Street at Christian Street. Three acclaimed Montreal breweries in the house for one special evening! Barrel aged treats along with a range of fantastic Belgian styles pouring all night long, plus watch our menu get even more Montreal-er! Full draft list coming soon!


CBC Iowa Beer Social @ Devils Den 7pm – 12am, 1148 S 11th St. Whether you’re a brewer, allied trade member, formerly of, or presently from Iowa, we’d like to invite you for (free) beers and networking at our annual CBC Iowa Beer Social in Philadelphia


Charlie Bravo Charlie Beer Dinner @ City Tap House  7pm – 9pm. 3925 Walnut St. Featuring Flying Dog, Surly, Maui, D.C. Brau, Firestone Walker, Avery and 2SP Brewing.


DMV Does Philly @ Prohibition Taproom  5pm – 11pm. 501 N. 13th. Join DC Brau Brewing Company, Heavy Seas Beer and Starr Hill Brewery for a regional tap takeover at Prohibition Taproom during the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia, PA.


Drink Like a Fish: A Spawn-taneous Celebration of Sustainability, Beer & Salmon-Safe Hops

5pm – 8:30pm, Flying Fish Brewing Co.


Green Flash & Alpine Takeover Kite & Key 6pm – 8pm. 1836 Callowhill St.


Lagunitas CBC Hootenanny at the Field House  7pm – 12am. 1150 Filbert Street. Lagunitas is taking over the Field House in Philly—smack dab in the middle of the Convention Center— for their annual CBC Hootenanny! They’ll have rockin’ music, entertainers to tickle your senses and plenty of…yup…beer. Bring your badge, your eyes, your ears and your party gear—they’ll take care of the rest. The show starts when the doors open at 7:00 pm. Admission is free for CBC badge holders, but get there early as it is sure to fill up!


Live Oak Cornhole Tournament 11am – 3pm. Concourse Outside Exhibit Hall D & E


New Holland Brewing Company CBC Jamboree @ U-Bahn 9pm – 12am, 1320 Chestnut St

Carhartt, Stanley, and New Holland Brewing Company are coming together to create a fantastic CBC experience combining music & barrel aged beers! Join us for a night of specialty barrel aged beers, giveaways, and amazing live music!


Philadelphia Craft Beer Invitational  7pm – 10pm. 1100 Pattison Ave. Join us at Xfinity Live! for the first ever Philadelphia Craft Beer Invitational presented by Victory Brewing Company and Philly Beer Scene Magazine! This 3 hour tasting event will feature beers from 38 Philadelphia-area breweries, all located within 60 miles of Philadelphia.


Shiner Bock Night@ Nick’s Bar & Grill  7pm – 9pm. 16 South 2nd St.


What’s Brewing In Philly Tour – CBC Edition 5pm – 10pm. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (Across from the convention center)


We Can Jam 2016 Featuring Lucero 8pm – 12am. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Your CBC badge grants you free access to undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets in Philly. Rolling Stone says Lucero’s Ben Nichols’ voice “crackles with the same tobacco-infused rasp he has used for the last 14 years to sing about women, whisky and heartbreak.” The magazine also named Union Transfer “one of the top 20 venues in America.” Proceeds from sales of CANNED craft beer go to charity. Sponsored by Wild Goose Canning.




BrewExpo America® Trade Show  9am – 5pm


General Session II – State of the Industry  9:15am – 10:30am. Terrace Ballroom 1-4

New in 2016, the Keynote Address and State of the Industry have been separated into two events. Reach deeper into industry affairs with our Industry Leaders Panel that tackles issues brewers may not see in their day-to-day business life, but that impact all companies in the brewing community. Catch the State of the Craft Brewing Industry live from the BA’s Paul Gatza, director, and Bart Watson, chief economist, with a greater current focus than the annual report of years past.


Thurs Hospitalities


Sponsored Demonstrations


After Hours – What’s Brewing In Philly Tour – CBC Edition  5pm-10pm, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown


Amber Waves  5:30pm – 8:30pm. 101 S. Independence Mall. Join Victory Brewing at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA as we celebrate the artistry behind American craft beer! We, at Victory Brewing Company, have gathered 26 of our most creative friends in American craft brewing to present an exhibition for both the eyes as well as the taste buds. We will showcase how well-crafted beer can be as inspirational as a work of art. Amber Waves is a non-traditional art exhibit; combining traditional art with the art of craft brewing.


American Legacy Brewers Hospitality Night  8pm – 11pm. Reading Terminal Market,12th & Arch streets


Ancient Ales with Dogfish Head Brewery @ Penn Museum 6pm – 12am, 3260 South Street

Meet hosts Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages and Health, and his oft-times collaborator Sam Calagione, Founder and President of Dogfish Head Brewery, at this exclusive tutored tasting event. Cost $20.


Beer-lesque: Vixens, Vintages & Variety 9:15pm. 1320 Chestnut St. Join Deschutes Brewery at Ubahn Philly for an extraordinary evening of specialty beers, belly-laughing variety acts and memorable burlesque! Talent is traveling from near and far for this comical, sexy performance, including renowned Denver Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret emcee Naughty Pierre. Deschutes is pulling some vintages out of the cellar in addition to putting some new releases on tap. Entry is $20 in advance or at the door; includes show, beer samples and a custom CBC TruePint from HyrdroFlask. For more details, contact


Brewers Run & Happy Hour  6:30am – 9am 1201 Market St. Philadelphia is an amazing City for beer and for running. You may be cooped up in the Convention Center all week. Here is an opportunity to get out, stretch your legs, and explore the City on a run with local runners. Meet outside Convention Center for the run.


Export Development Program Award Ceremony 12pm – 1pm. Rm 114. The Export Development Program will recognize brewery members who won awards at the following international competitions: 2015 Australian International Beer Awards 2015 European Beer Star (Germany) 2015 Brussels Beer Challenge 2015 Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival For a list of award winning breweries in 2015, please go to the Export Development Program Competition Results here


Here We Grow: A Night for Brewers & Hop Growers @ The Fillmore 7pm – 10pm, 29 East Allen St. Join YCH HOPS, Select Botanicals Group, and The Country Malt Group as we celebrate beer’s most intriguing raw ingredient! This special event will feature hop growers from 14 of your favorite family-owned hop farms, live music from The Common Deer, and nine specialty beers from craft brewers throughout the nation. Admission is free but space is limited. CBC badge required for admission. 21+ years only.


International Beer Run! RunTOBeer (Canada) x Mikkeller Running Club (Denmark) x Fishtown Beer Runners (USA) 7pm – 10pm Much like beer, the running world is all about collaboration and socialization! Join three of the world’s best loved beer-running clubs, representing Philadelphia, Copenhagen and Toronto. The 3.8mi / 6.1km run starts at the steps of Philly’s historic City Hall (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd) at 7pm and ends at Philadelphia Brewing Company’s beautiful taproom. Distance: 6.1 km / 3.8 mi


Live Oak Cornhole Tournament 11am – 3pm. Concourse Outside Exhibit Hall D & E


MASTODON with The Dillinger Escape Plan @The Electric Factory  7pm – 12am. 421 N. 7TH St. BSG, along with Surly Brewing Company and Champion Brewing Company are bringing Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan to Philly for CBC! Special pre-sale tickets are available now to CBC attendees! Ticket Link:


Meet the Brewmaster at Prime Stache  7pm – 9pm. 110 Chestnut St


The Oskar Blues ENCORE  6pm. Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St.  Join the fun for The Oskar Blues ENCORE at Theater of the Living Arts! Their Brewers “Anti-Panel” will be hosted by Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident, followed by a show at 8:00 with J Roddy Walston and The Business. Tickets are available at Oskar Blues partner expo booths (Ball, CanSource, KHS USA Inc, Malteurop, Pro Refrigeration, Zeon, All American). Details on your OB can of water in the CBC attendee bag.


Peace Out Green Flash & Alpine @ Good Dog Bar – 7pm – 9pm. 224 S 15th St. This is the last night the Green Flash & Alpine Crew will be in town for CBC! Lets send them back in style with a great party at Good Dog!


Yards Comedy Night at The Troc  6pm-12am. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. & The Field House, 1150 Filbert St. There’s a whole lot more to Philly than the Liberty Bell, cheesesteaks and disgruntled Eagles fans throwing snowballs at Santa. Your friends at Yards want to give you a true taste of the City of Brotherly Love by showing you a good time during the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference.




BrewExpo America® Trade Show  8:30am – 12pm

Sponsored Demonstrations 11am – 1pm


BrewExpo America® Move Out   12pm – 11:59pm


World Beer Cup Pre-Awards Ceremony Dinner 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Separate ticket purchase required


World Beer Cup Awards Ceremony  7:45pm – 9:30pm. Terrace Ballroom 1-4. Open to World Beer Cup entrants, sponsors and credentialed media. If space permits, CBC attendees will be allowed entrance when awards announcements begin. This event is not open to the public.


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    CBC booth 3002 – Ampco Pumps Company’s line-up of craft brewing products includes the ROLEC DH – portable hop induction system, CB+ Craft Brew Pump – no more leaking seals, Cellar Cart for Beer & CIP – lightweight and portable for ease of use in cramped cellars. Highly engineered solutions, outstanding customer service and quick deliveries make Ampco the simple choice.

    CBC booth 2913 – Let your beverages “Arrive in Good Company” with Ambrach Kegs! Now with 5 Distribution Centers across the USA, we can typically ship blank kegs in 1-2 days. Take advantage of our Spring Sales event and request a quote at (888)355-0203 or

    CBC booth 3053 – With over 40 years dedicated to the Beer, Wine, and Food Industries you’ll have a hard time finding another company with the depth of experience in industrial floor coverings Cascade Floors offers the brewing community. Whether it’s Epoxy, Polyester, or Urethanes, we have the experience you need to get the job done right the first time.

    CBC booth 3149 – Come visit Crawford Brewing Equipment at the Craft Brewers Conference! Crawford’s equipment provides micro-brewers with functional and aesthetically pleasing equipment MADE IN THE USA. Our systems tie directly into our company’s hallmarks: Quality, Service and Innovation. Crawford offers standard and customized systems made to order.

    CBC booth 2501 – The global demand for clean water is rising steadily. Water treatment, desalination and water protection are major topics in water management. Our core competence is the development, production and marketing of plastic and metal piping systems for the safe and secure transport of water, gas and other liquids in industry, utilities and building services – worldwide.

    CBC booth 815 – We provide dedicated, brewer branded kegs, on a Rent to OWN basis. The low monthly fee decreases over time, until the brewer has the option to own the Kegs. Get the best quality 50lit, 1/6, 1/2kegs. We pay for repairs. Eliminate issues with dumping others peoples beer. Don’t pay per-turn fees or rent forever, get Keg Logistics.

    CBC booth 2116 – NOW AVAILABLE McDantim’s Easy Blend Calculator Phone App. Search McDantim at the Google Play or iTunes store. Determine the correct blend or pressure for your draught beverage system (acceptable range chart included). Conditions included in the calculations are temperature, keg pressure, CO2 vol./vols., altitude, and alcohol content.

    CBC booth 2502 – M.G. Newell is a full service provider of sanitary equipment for the beverage industry. We carry a broad range of general supplies including pumps, valves, fittings, filters and other manufacturing needs. We also to design and fabricate cost-effective, customized systems including pump carts and mixing or temperature control skids.

    CBC booth 3162 – Micropure Filtration, Inc. specializes in filtration for the brewing industry. MFI specializes in Sterile Air, CO2, and Culinary Steam Filters as well as tank vent filters. Our segmented filter element offers a unique cost effective alternative to the standard filter element. MFI also has experience dealing with waste management and waste reduction in the brewing industry.

    CBC booth 1302 – Through the use of state of the art technologies in design, engineering, and fabrication, Newlands creates highly innovative and expertly crafted brewing systems. Providing a comprehensive array of products and services, including everything from project conception through installation and commissioning, Newlands is your single source for brewing expertise.

    CBC booth 3401 – Palmer Canning Systems, a Palmer-Tech Services, Inc. company, provides turn-key solutions for counter pressure can filling of craft beer. Our canning lines range from 50-250 CPM with rotary filling and seaming in a monobloc design. Our automatic canning lines feature low oxygen pick-up, accurate fill levels, heavy duty mechanical seaming, and numerous line integration features for de-pal, drying, and rinsing.

    CBC booth 653 – Come visit ProBrew at CBC/BrewExpo to see the All-New ProFill Model 50 (12-12-1) bottle filler, the revolutionary ProCarb Integrated Inline Carbonation & Nitrogenation Centrifugal Separation system and experience our state-of-the-art 3D/VR 360-degrees virtual reality brewery tour.

    CBC booth 1827 – Prospero Equipment Corp. offers full turnkey solutions for start-up breweries as well as upgrades for existing breweries. We offer fully stocked parts offices on both East and West Coasts and a fully trained technical staff. Prospero is the sole distributor for “GAI” brand bottling/labeling equipment in the USA. Call 914.769.6252 with any questions or check us out at

    Contact me for a meeting at CBC – Yakima Quality Hops works with growers to get the best quality control and competitive prices to service breweries. YQH offers spot buys and 5 year contracts to fulfill your needs. Please contact for further information. Call/Text 509-952-2575 Email website: